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Purple Prairie Clover

Purple Prairie Clover


Legume Family : Fabaceae

Latin Name : Dalea purpurea
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks :

Growth 1 to 3 feet tall, flowers June to August. New growth of this native legume has high protein content and is nutritious for wildlife and livestock; it is readily consumed and will decrease with overgrazing. The Comanche and Ponca chewed the roots for their sweet taste; the Pawnee made brooms from the tough mature stems. Adapted to rocky prairies, hillsides, plains, and roadsides.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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